Orbiting in the plane of
Saturnian moons have a perpetual ringside view of the
gorgeous gas giant planet.
Of course, while passing near the ring plane
the Cassini spacecraft also shares
The rings themselves can be seen slicing across the middle of
this Cassini snapshot from May of last year.
The scene features Titan, largest,
third largest moon of Saturn.
the bright rings still cast arcing shadows
across the planet's cloud tops at the bottom of the frame.
Dione is about 1,100 kilometers
across and orbits over 300,000 kilometers from the
visible outer edge of the A ring.
Dione is seen through Titan's
At 5,150 kilometers across, Titan is about 2.3 million kilometers from
Cassini, while Dione is 3.2 million kilometers away.
Cassini Imaging Team,